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Senior Back Software Engineer, Ruby - Paris



Software Engineering
Paris, France
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

At Sorare, we bet on passionate and innovative people! Are you looking for an empowering environment to grow professionally and personally? Join us in this tremendous adventure!

Our Mission

Sorare is a fantasy sports gaming experience and marketplace featuring officially licensed digital player cards. With Sorare you build legacy teams – buying, selling, collecting and trading player cards -- and compete with them in free-to-play fantasy games to win rewards week over week and season over season, just like a professional sports owner.

Sorare is revolutionizing digital sports fandom, and now has over 3,5 million users across 180 countries. More than 300 iconic teams, clubs, and organizations including the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, NBA, NBPA, MLB, MLBPA, and many others have partnered with Sorare to build the next sports entertainment giant.

Our Journey

Sorare was founded by Nicolas Julia and Adrien Montfort in 2018 in Paris to bring sports fans across the globe closer to the players, teams, and leagues they love.

With 130-plus employees across France and US, Sorare is one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups and recently raised a $680 million Series B funding round from world-class investors including SoftBank, Accel, and Benchmark. Sorare also has athletes Serena Williams, Zinedine Zidane, Rio Ferdinand, Antoine Griezmann, Gerard Piqué, Blake Griffin, and Rudy Gobert among its investors, ambassadors, and advisors.

Our Values

  • Own your game: Think and act like an owner, and expect your teammates to do the same. You are an “entrepreneur” empowered to make decisions and own the outcomes.

  • Build with the fans, and for the fans: Have an obsession for high-quality user experiences. Engage our community with transparency to build trust and learn from the fans to deliver effective changes.

  • Run fast: Take bold risks and outpace the competition in an ever changing environment. Have a bias for action (connected to team goals) and strive to ship and iterate.

  • Have fun and bring joy: Sports have the power to unite people around the world, and as fans ourselves, we believe it is a privilege to work in this industry.

  • Win as a team: We are all in this together as one team, win or lose. Inspire your teammates to always be better.

Sorare is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join our dynamic Payment & Safety team, which is pivotal in driving payment experience and providing a safe and fair experience for all our customers.

If you’re eager to work in a challenging and innovative environment, working on cutting-edge technology, new ways to operate a NFT marketplace, developing innovative payment solutions, and contributing to make Sorare a safe and fair place, this role is for you.

You'll collaborate closely with a cross-functional team including Finance and Legal, where you’ll engage directly with payment workflows, revenue stream monitoring and optimisation. You’ll also work with our Player Experience Specialist team to ensure we use the best-in-class safety mechanisms and keep our game and marketplace safe and fair. Your involvement will be crucial in shaping and refining those initiatives.

In this role, you will have significant input into the direction of our payment & safety projects. You’ll participate in weekly meetings to discuss and set the roadmap and priorities, bringing your technical expertise to the forefront to develop scalable and efficient full-stack solutions that support our ambitious revenue objectives.

Additionally, you will be deeply involved in discussions with our providers and partners, either from the Web3 ecosystem and traditional payment ecosystem, to imagine new ways of implementing innovative solutions to buy and sell cards in both currencies we support (ether and fiat). Your attention to details, your analytical skills, your ability to adapt quickly will be key as you help design, implement, and maintain the whole payment stack, contributing directly to the core of Sorare marketplace.

No prior experience with sports, games, or crypto is necessary. We value individuals who are action-oriented, thrive in a growing company environment, and take full ownership and autonomy over their work. Your enthusiasm for continuous learning and professional development will make you a perfect fit for our team.


  • Collaborate with product, design, and finance to develop and refine payment-related features, and continuously detect and block bad behaviors and fraud.

  • Lead projects from specifications to completion across mainly backend and possibly frontend.

  • Engage with providers and partners from both Web3 and traditional payment ecosystems to implement innovative solutions for transactions in ether and fiat.

  • Enhance customer payment experience, ensuring optimal usability, safety, performance, and maintainability.


  • Require 6+ years of experience in software engineering, with expertise in Ruby On Rails.

  • Experience working on payment solutions or financial services is a plus.

  • Open to learning new technologies and methodologies.

  • Detail-oriented, ensuring top quality from backend logic to frontend user interfaces.

  • Thrive in a dynamic team environment, tackling complex problems related to payment solutions and fraud patterns.

  • Participate in experimentations to optimize growth tactics and measure their impact.

  • Excellent communication skills in English, capable of effective cross-functional collaboration.


  • Health Care: Great medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage fully covered by Sorare

  • Wellness Benefit: Sorare contributes to employees wellness (gym membership and sports classes in our office)

  • Commuter Benefits: Sorare contributes to the cost of your commute with 100% of Navigo pass reimbursed

  • Latest Tech: Sorare provides equipment such as laptop, monitor, etc.

  • Lunch: Sorare will contribute to their employees lunch vouchers

  • Time Off: we offer 5 weeks of paid holidays per year in addition to the national holidays and attached RTT

Our Hiring Process

  • Step 1: Recruiter Screen (30 min)

  • Step 2: Hiring Manager Screen

  • Step 3: Case Study + Panel interviews

  • Step 4: Reference Check & Offer

Sorare is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

As we are an international company, please note we speak English in the workplace. Please apply for the role with an English CV so we can process your application.